Posts Tagged ‘Ultramodern Wargaming’

Wargaming Week 16/07/2018

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 9th through to the 15th of July. Blog Stuff This week’s post was another Range Impression, taking a look at the Empress SAS in Afghanistan. Despite this being some of the oldest sculpts I own, you can tell I really like them. Expect to keep seeing them in … Continue reading Wargaming Week 16/07/2018

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Range Impressions: Empress SAS in Afghanistan

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Despite being a blog that plays around with new releases, it’s always important to look back at some of the older figures. Today’s range covers some models which are probably among the oldest sculpts in my collection but I still rank them among my favourites. We’re talking, of course, about Empress’s SAS in Afghanistan range. … Continue reading Range Impressions: Empress SAS in Afghanistan

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Wargaming Week 09/07/2018

Posted on July 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 2nd through to the 8th of July. This is going to be a short one as I’m actually on holiday, enjoying the UK’s current heatwave. As such, last week was pretty barren in terms of hobby (as I rushed to finish my tasks and then pack) and this … Continue reading Wargaming Week 09/07/2018

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Range Impressions: Spectre Task Force Nomad

Posted on July 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In the past my impressions on this blog have been focused on the brand new, the recent arrivals, the purchases just made. However, there are plenty of figures that I have sat in various boxes that haven’t been written up on the blog (especially in this new format). So I think it’s time to break … Continue reading Range Impressions: Spectre Task Force Nomad

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Wargaming Week 02/07/2018

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 25th of June through to the 1st of July. BLOG STUFF This week’s post was part two of the Humvee project, taking a quick look at the Haynes guide for the vehicle. I really enjoyed reading the book and there are lots of photos that I’ll be working from … Continue reading Wargaming Week 02/07/2018

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Impressions: AM General HUMVEE Enthusiasts’ Manual

Posted on June 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In a complete reversal to my previous vehicle based project, I decided to pick up my reference material at the start of the project rather than just as it was coming to an end. Osprey does produce a New Vanguard on the Humvee series written by Steven J Zaloga (Amazon link: HMMWV Humvee 1980–2005: US … Continue reading Impressions: AM General HUMVEE Enthusiasts’ Manual

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Wargaming Week 25/06/2018

Posted on June 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 18th through to the 24th of June. BLOG STUFF This week was another Building A Force article, looking this time at the Irregular Forces. It’s been 5 months since the last part so I’m planning to speed up the rate of these posts – they are quite handy … Continue reading Wargaming Week 25/06/2018

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Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Forces

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

In the last two posts in this series, we took a look at the basics of building a force, with posts looking at both task specific teams for infantry and the basics of vehicle use. In this part, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the points relating to more irregular groups, … Continue reading Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Forces

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Wargaming Week 18/06/2018

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, a weekly look at what I’ve got up to over the last 7 days in the hobby, covering the 11th through to the 17th of June. BLOG STUFF It’s Humvee time! The start of a new project needs a big post and this initial impressions piece certainly fit the bill … Continue reading Wargaming Week 18/06/2018

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Project Humvee – Initial Impressions

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You know, after the 9 posts that was Project Technical, I think it’s safe to say that pickup trucks with guns mounted on them are pretty great. On the other hand, there is something to be said for a vehicle that is actually designed to carry a group of infantry over rough terrain while carrying … Continue reading Project Humvee – Initial Impressions

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Wargaming Week 11/06/2018

Posted on June 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 4th through to the 10th of June. BLOG STUFF Last week’s post was looking at Empress characterful Mercs, getting them ready for the tabletop. Expect to see these guys backing up my other mercs when things get really hairy. As you may have seen in Friday’s post, I’ve … Continue reading Wargaming Week 11/06/2018

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Empress Mercenaries Pack 1

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Although most modern wargamers take inspiration from current events, it’s fair to say it’s not the sole jumping off point. Games, TV, books and film all play a part in whetting the appetite for wargaming. Empress have noticed this and decided to give us a group of four mercenaries inspired by a certain group of … Continue reading Empress Mercenaries Pack 1

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Wargaming Week 04/06/2018

Posted on June 4th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 28th of May through to the 3rd of June. BLOG STUFF This week’s post was the last post in Project Technical, taking a look at the anti-aircraft options in the Technical range. It’s been a great time finishing all these vehicles and building up the collection. The next step is … Continue reading Wargaming Week 04/06/2018

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Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the more interesting systems you’ll see on technicals is the use of anti-aircraft guns. Requiring a bit more engineering work than a simple PKM or a HMG (unless you want to flip your vehicle) these AAA guns are pretty useful to an irregular force seeing as they are able to easily engage a … Continue reading Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

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Wargaming Week 28/05/2018

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 21st through to the 27th of May. BLOG STUFF Last week was a surprise double bill, looking at two areas of Technical weaponry. Wednesday saw a look at the Improvised weapons while Friday focused on weapons for the Bravo Technical. Project Technical has been fun to work on – … Continue reading Wargaming Week 28/05/2018

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Technicals – Bravo Equipment

Posted on May 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Ah, time to go back to old faithful. It’s safe to say that writing about pickups with guns has been pretty successful so far. This time, I’m taking a look at three new pieces of gear designed for the more modern of the technical models offered by Spectre, Technical Bravo. The Bravo has a much … Continue reading Technicals – Bravo Equipment

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Technicals – Improvised Weapon Systems

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

While writing Friday’s post I realised, except for a brief mention, I haven’t actually talked about some of the wierder weapons available from Spectre and how I had assembled them ready for hot-swapping into the technicals. Seeing as they don’t fit into either of the themes of the next two posts, and as a midweek … Continue reading Technicals – Improvised Weapon Systems

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Operation Dragon’s Hoard: The Final Run and Post Mortem

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

This post should have been appearing back in March. However, General Winter came a calling and the final run of Operation Dragon’s Hoard was delayed due to the show being cancelled after an unexpected amount of snow. In my last post on Operation Dragon’s Hoard, I covered some major tweaks I’d made to the plane … Continue reading Operation Dragon’s Hoard: The Final Run and Post Mortem

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Impressions: Osprey New Vanguard Technical

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The historical wargaming hobby has many aspects to it for people to enjoy. One of the aspects I particularly like is learning the period as it’s a great way to learn tactics, be inspired for scenarios and find references for paint schemes. When looking for information, one of my favourite places to start is Osprey … Continue reading Impressions: Osprey New Vanguard Technical

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Salute 2018 Trip Report

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute is the largest wargames show in the UK and, for me, a chance to visit London, see the sights, catch up with other wargamers and then escape within 24(ish) hours with a bag full of lead and future plans made. Since going to my first in 2015 as I rejoined the hobby, I’ve eagerly … Continue reading Salute 2018 Trip Report

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Impressions: Project Z Spec Ops

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

As a rule, most modern wargaming figures are either metal or resin. Due to the relative niche amount of interest in ultramodern wargaming, it’s never really made financial sense to release plastic multi-part kits. There is however one place where a modern wargamer may find some suitable figures. Of course, it’s inside the subject matter … Continue reading Impressions: Project Z Spec Ops

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Initial Impressions: Sarissa Precision North Africa / Colonial

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

When most people look for terrain to fill their MENA board, the first thought goes to the classic adobes. Although these mud brick buildings (and their variations) are found throughout the region, there are all sorts of other buildings suitable for the tabletop. For a while, Sarissa Precision have had a range of colonial buildings … Continue reading Initial Impressions: Sarissa Precision North Africa / Colonial

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Impressions: Evil Bear Wargames Combat Support Drones

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The line between Sci-fi and Ultramodern for wargamers is sometimes a very thin line. With the rise of drones from things flying high above to smaller ones that fit in the palm of your hand, it’s highly likely at some point you’ll want to add a robot with a machine gun to your game (similar … Continue reading Impressions: Evil Bear Wargames Combat Support Drones

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Battle Report – “Climb To Glory” – Skirmish Sangin

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This week’s battle report takes us back to Bazistan. The last few battles have been pretty Special Forces heavy so this time we’re going to get the regulars on the table. This is also a chance to play some Skirmish Sangin without a giant plane sat across most of the table. Anyway, on with the … Continue reading Battle Report – “Climb To Glory” – Skirmish Sangin

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Impressions: Empress M-ATV

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

One key symbol of the Ultramodern era has been the rise of Mine Resistant vehicles. As improvised explosive device usage increased in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the classic Humvee and Land Rover became unsafe for use by troops on patrol. The MRAP program worked to fix this, creating a selection of vehicles that able to … Continue reading Impressions: Empress M-ATV

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